Office of Research Services - Serving the NIH Community
Division of Amenities and Transportation Services  
Retail Services
  Provided by the Recreation and Welfare Association (R & W)

The Recreation and Welfare Association (R & W) is an organization designed to provide employees of the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with a variety of social, athletic, wellness, educational and special interest activities. The R&W Association has a variety of programs that provide members with opportunities to meet people with similar interests, pursue a favorite hobby, participate in athletic events, and enjoy many other social activities. There are travel opportunities also available. In addition, the R&W provides a variety of convenient services and products from five NIH gift shops that are located both on and off the main NIH campus and one at NOAA.

 Clubs  Membership & Dues
 Events  Newsletter
 Food Services  Notary Publics (PDF)
 Gift Shop Locations/Hours  Shop On-Line
 Hair Salon  Ticket Sales
 Housing List  Visiting Merchants

Additional information about these and other R&W programs can be found at the R&W Website:


R & W Contact Information
  Telephone: (301) 496-6061
Fax: (301) 402-1052

R & W Website
NIH Fitness Centers
Contact Information
  Chris Gaines
Project Officer
(301) 402-8180
  Carole Harman
Quality Assurance Specialist
(301) 402-8180
  Pamela Jenkins
Quality Assurance Specialist
(301) 402-8180
DATS Responsibilities

The DATS works in cooperation with the R&W to support many services provided to enhance the work life of NIH employees, patient & visitors through the oversight and management of the contractual use agreement for the R&W stores, fitness centers and food services.

To report any problems, concerns or comments concerning the R&W programs, space or other issues, please contact Mr. Chris Gaines or Ms. Pamela Jenkins at (301) 402-8180.

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